Natalie Imbruglia covers Daft Punk and Julian Casablancas collaboration ‘Instant Crush’ – listen

The Aussie singer also takes on tracks by The Cure and Neil Young on new album

Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia has taken on ‘Instant Crush’ by Daft Punk.

The original track featured on the French duo’s album ‘Random Access Memories’, starring guest vocals from The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, but now Imbruglia has covered the song for her upcoming record.

The album is titled ‘Male’ and will see the singer covering tracks made famous by male-led acts. The tracklist will include the likes of The Cure, Neil Young, Iron & Wine, Damian Rice, Tom Petty, Death Cab For Cutie and Cat Stevens.


Speaking about her Daft Punk cover, Imbruglia said: “On the original version, you can’t really hear what the song is about because of the effect that Julian’s voice has, which I love, by the way. However, it is such a beautiful story that I want people to hear it and connect with the words. I’m really proud of the way it turned out.”

Listen via Stereogum below.

‘Male’ will be released on July 28, following on from Imbruglia’s 2009 album ‘Come To Life’.

The ‘Male’ tracklist is:

‘Instant Crush’ (Daft Punk)
‘Cannonball’ (Damian Rice)
‘The Summer’ (Josh Pike)
‘I’ll Follow You Into The Dark’ (Death Cab For Cutie)
‘Goodbye in His Eyes’ (Zac Brown Band)
‘Friday I’m in Love’ (The Cure)
‘Naked as We Came’ (Iron & Wine)
‘Let My Love Open the Door’ (Pete Townshend)
‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ (Neil Young)
‘I Melt With You’ (Modern English)
‘The Waiting’ (Tom Petty)
‘The Wind’ (Cat Stevens)